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Acrobasis pyrivorella
(pear fruit moth)

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Acrobasis pyrivorella (pear fruit moth)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Acrobasis pyrivorella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pear fruit moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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Acrobasis pyrivorella (pear fruit moth); adult (museum set specimen)
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Acrobasis pyrivorella (pear fruit moth); adult (museum set specimen)
AdultAcrobasis pyrivorella (pear fruit moth); adult (museum set specimen)©David Agassiz

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Acrobasis pyrivorella (Matsumura)

Preferred Common Name

  • pear fruit moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Acrobasis pirivorella (Matsumura)
  • Ectomyelois pirivorella (Matsumura)
  • Ectomyelois pyrivorella (Matsumura)
  • Eurhodope pirivorella (Matsumura)
  • Nephopterix pirivorella Matsumura
  • Nephopteryx pirivorella Matsumura
  • Nephopteryx pyrivorella
  • Numonia pirivora (Gerasimov)
  • Numonia pirivorella (Matsumura)
  • Numonia pyrivora Gerasimov
  • Numonia pyrivorella (Matsumura)
  • Rhodophaea pirivorella (Matsumura)

International Common Names

  • English: pear driller; pear moth; pear pyralid
  • French: pyrale pyrivore
  • Russian: grushevaya ognevka

Local Common Names

  • Japan: nashi-madaramei-ga

EPPO code

  • NUMOPI (Numonia pyrivorella)
  • RHOHPI (Rhodophaea pirivorella)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Pyralidae
  •                             Genus: Acrobasis
  •                                 Species: Acrobasis pyrivorella

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020

Growth Stages

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List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Fruit / abnormal shape
Fruit / discoloration
Fruit / frass visible
Fruit / internal feeding
Fruit / mummification
Fruit / obvious exit hole
Fruit / reduced size
Fruit / webbing
Inflorescence / external feeding

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Gregopimpla himalayensis Parasite Eggs
Meteorus colon Parasite Larvae
Microdus sp. Parasite Larvae
Pseudoperichaeta nigrolineata Parasite
Trathala flavoorbitalis Parasite

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Flowers/Inflorescences/Cones/Calyx larvae
Fruits (inc. pods) larvae
Plant parts not known to carry the pest in trade/transport
Bark
Bulbs/Tubers/Corms/Rhizomes
Growing medium accompanying plants
Leaves
Roots
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches
True seeds (inc. grain)
Wood

References

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CABI/EPPO, 2001. Acrobasis pyrivorella. Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Map No. 616. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Chebanov GE, 1977. Disinfestation regimes. Zashchita Rastenii, No. 1:55-56

Danilevskii AS, 1958. The species of fruit moths (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Carposinidae, Tortricidae) injurious to fruit trees in the Far East. Revue d'Entomologie de l'URSS, 37:282-293.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. http://www.eppo.int/DATABASES/pqr/pqr.htm

Feng CJ, 1997. Studies on forecasting the occurrence of the main pear diseases and pests and their control. China Fruits, no. 1:41-43.

Geoffrion R, 1987. Establishment of the first bases for agricultural warning stations in China, in the Province of Shaanxi. Phytoma, No. 390:14-18

Gerasimov AM, 1926. Numonia pyrivora sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Phycitini) a pear pest in Primor'e territory. Entomologichnoe Obozrenie, 20:127-135.

Gibanov PK; Sanin YuV, 1971. Lepidoptera - pests of fruits in the Maritime Province. Zashchita Rastenii, 16(8):41-43

Kishi K, 1971. History of chemical control for the main diseases and pests of Japanese pear. Japan Pesticide Information, 6:11-14.

Komarova GF, 1984. The pear pyralid. Zashchita Rasteni, No. 7:36

Kondo T; Miyahara T, 1930. Fruit borers and a summary of their life-histories in Kwangtung, China. Journal of Plant Protection, 17:85-94.

Krylova M; Mevzos N, 1930. On the biology of the pear pyralid Numonia pyrivorella. Zashchita Rastenii, 5-6:659-662.

Matsumura S, 1900. New Japanese microlepidoptera. Entomologische Nachrichten Berlin, 26:193-199.

Muramatsu S, 1927. Notes on the life-histories and habits of four fruit moths in Chosen. Journal of the Agricultural Experimental Station Chosen, no. 16.

OEPP/EPPO, 1999. EPPO Standards PM 1/2(8) EPPO A1 and A2 lists of quarantine pests. In: EPPO Standards PM 1, General Phytosanitary Measures. Paris, France: EPPO, 5-17.

Sakamoto Y; Li J, 1985. Notes on Pyralidae fauna of Liaoning Sheng of China. Journal of the College of Dairying, Japan, Natural Science, 11(1):259-267

Savotikov YuF; Smetnik AI, 1995. Manual of the pests, diseases and weeds of quarantine significance for the territory of the Russian Federation. Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia: Arnika, 143-145.

Shutova NN, 1970. The pear moth Numonia pyrivorella. In: Guide to quarantine pests, diseases and weeds. Moscow, Russia; Kolos, 69-70.

Shutova NN, 1977. The pear pyralid. Zashchita Rastenii, No. 9:38

Siezo NTN, 1968. List of important diseases and pests of economic plants in Japan. Tokyo, Japan: Japan Plant Protection Society.

Smith IM; McNamara DG; Scott PR; Holderness M, 1997. Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization. Quarantine pests for Europe. Second Edition. Data sheets on quarantine pests for the European Union and for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization., Ed. 2:vii + 1425 pp.; many ref.

Umeya K, 1980. Major insect pests on deciduous fruit trees. In: Plant Protection in Japan. Agriculture Asia, 11 (special issue):216-223.

Xing YC; Zhai KA; Li SM, 1986. Observations on hibernation behaviour and injuries of overwintering larvae of Eurhodope pirivorella Matsunura and parasitic rate of its main natural enemies. Insect Knowledge, 23(4):165-169

Distribution References

CABI, EPPO, 2001. Acrobasis pyrivorella. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Pests, Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Map 616.

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

CABI, Undated a. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

EPPO, 2020. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO.

Geoffrion R, 1987. Establishment of the first bases for agricultural warning stations in China, in the Province of Shaanxi. (Établissement des premières bases de stations d'avertissements agricoles en Chine, dans la Province du Shaanxi.). Phytoma. 14-18.

Gibanov P K, Sanin Yu V, 1971. Lepidoptera - pests of fruits in the Maritime Province. Zashchita Rastenii. 16 (8), 41-43.

KISHI K, 1971. History of chemical control for the main diseases and pests of Japanese Pear (Nijusseiki). Japan Pesticide Information. 11-14.

KONDO T , MIYAHARA T, 1930. Fruit Borers and a Summary of their Life-histories in Kwangtung, China. Journal of Plant Protection. 85-94 pp.

Sakamoto Y, Li J, 1985. Notes on Pyralidae fauna of Liaoning Sheng of China. Journal of the College of Dairying, Japan, Natural Science. 11 (1), 259-267.

Savotikov YuF, Smetnik AI, 1995. Manual of the pests, diseases and weeds of quarantine significance for the territory of the Russian Federation., Nizhnii Novgorod, Russia: Arnika. 143-145.

Shutova N N, 1977. The pear pyralid. Zashchita Rastenii. 38.

Xing Y C, Zhai K A, Li S M, 1986. Observations on hibernation behaviour and injuries of overwintering larvae of Eurhodope pirivorella Matsunura and parasitic rate of its main natural enemies. Insect Knowledge. 23 (4), 165-169.

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